Masking of Identification Information

On January 13th, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) Division of Market Oversight extended to January 16, 2016, the time-limited relief provided in CFTC Letter No. 13-41, which allows counterparties to mask legal entity identifiers, other enumerated identifiers and other identifying terms, and permits reporting entities to mask identifying information in certain enumerated jurisdictions. CFTC Letter No. 15-01.

CFTC Supports Limits on SIPA Protection

On January 13th, Forex Magnates, covering a Law360 article, summarized a CFTC amicus brief in which the agency argues against the extension of the Securities Investor Protection Act to over-the-counter foreign exchange transactions. SIPA Limits. See also Law360 (subscription required).